With only 15.4 miles from the shelter to the Ironmasters Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, I didn’t need to get started especially early. But with a shower and laundry waiting for me there, that was the enticement I needed to get moving at least somewhat early; why wait when there’s comfort waiting?
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Today begins my trek on the Appalachian Trail back to Harpers Ferry, to close the loop of the Tuscarora and AT.
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My final day on the Tuscarora Trail could hardly have gone better.
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Today is the penultimate day of my Tuscarora Trail thru-hike, to the northernmost shelter on the Tuscarora, the Charlie Irvin Shelter.
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It was pretty cold when I got up, but somehow, my tent remained completely dry, except for a bit of condensation on ground tarp. Being next to a creek, and it still being humid, I’d expected to put away a wet tent today, so this was a pleasant surprise to start the day with. I was happy to take it, though, because given the cold last night, I didn’t sleep that well.
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